One of the most durable and toughest finishes that you can apply to a garage floor is an epoxy coating. Not only that but it can transform your ugly or boring cement into a professional looking floor of function with beauty and can also protect your garage floor from being ruined. The garage floor epoxy has now become one of the top choices for protection as your garage is more than a place for parking your car whose bears a lot.
The question often arises as to why to have an epoxy garage floor? Mostly as you must have seen the ordinary and play grey concrete. This attracts a huge amount of oil, grease, chemicals as a result of which it looks ugly overtime. An epoxy garage floor coating and application will give you a great deal of durability, years of service and will also resist dirt and stains. It will also provide you a finished surface which is beautiful, pleasing to eyes and preserving the value of your home.
It is used for both commercial and residential application. It gives your shop floor or your garage a wonderful shine and that depends on what application you choose to select. For example, you have a wide variety to choose from solid hues and colors to custom colors of your liking.
There are 3 types of epoxy common systems that are available to enhance your garage floor:
- Epoxy Chipstone with Polyurethane Top Coat System
- Epoxy Granitex with Polyurethane Top Coat System
- Epoxy Polyurethane Solid Colour System
Epoxy Chipstone System with Polyurethane Top Coat System
This system lasts approximately around 9-12 years, once you get the maintenance coat of clear polyurethane done you have to forget about the floor which becomes maintenance free after application. It primarily consists of one pigmented primer coat and a pigmented coating with a light/partial display of vinyl chips in the wet epoxy. The thickness of a single coating of polyurethane for protection is approximately 20-30 mils.
Epoxy Polyurethane Solid Colour System
This system of epoxy polyurethane solid color system will last approximately from 5-7 years. It is a maintenance free affair but still, it requires a coat of pigmented polyurethane on the flooring. It is generally applied by airless sprayer and rollers. This coating is usually a thin fill system with two coats and ranging to 4-20 mils in thickness.
Epoxy Granitex with Polyurethane Top Coat System
This system of Epoxy Granitex with Polyurethane Top Coat System last as long hat 12 to 15+ years, once you get the maintenance coat of clear polyurethane done you have to forget about the floor which becomes maintenance free after application. It is also coated with one pigmented primer coat. A coat with a full broadcasted vinyl chip involved all together with two coats of clear polyurethane.
Preparation is vital for the success of a long term installation of epoxy. Before coating surface must be cleaned of all the contamination which might come in and interfere with the bonding process. A profile similar to a 120 grit sandpaper of concrete is achieved by shot blasting or diamond grinding. After the preparation the surface of the concrete should be inspected so that it may not have any cracks or hole in them. Once the complete preparation is done the installation is ready to begin.